The 2017 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees are…..

Happy New Year everyone! It’s time to announce the nominees for the editorial and reader choice 2017 Flatmattersonline Year end awards, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. As always it is interesting to see what you the reader of Flatmattersonline thinks compared to my editorial votes. And last not certainly not least congratulations to all the nominees.

Flatmatters!

Effraim Catlow

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Veres BMX Jam – March 11th 2017

Veres BMX Jam March 11th 2017 from Sport Zone on Vimeo.

The first BMX Flatland Jam went down this past weekend at the new multipurpose sports room Sport Zone in Veresegyhaáz, Hungary. Owned and hosted by Andrea and Rob Alton, hit play for a great edit by Sevisual featuring Rob Alton, Peter Miklosi, Pal Gyenes, Balazs Csaszar, Denes Katona, Tamas Varga, Csaba Bozso, and many more. Good vibes from Hungary, well done Rob!

Highest Bunny Hop: Gyenes Pal
Most Whiplashes: Katona Denes
Most Pinky Squeaks: Császar Balázs
Best front wheel combo: Miklósi Peter
Best back wheel combo: Bordás Ákos
Longest Mega Spin: Gyenes Pal

Rob had this to say: “Sport Zone Veresegyhaz is a new project for me and my wife. It’s a multipurpose sport room where we will have BMX Flatland club/workshops, circus arts, gymnastics and all kinds of workshops. I would like to let the European Flatland Community know that I would happy to hold any International contests or Jams here. As I said we were 17 people and it was fine in Jam format. The space about 120m2 with OSB floor. So if anyone is interested let me know (via FB)!”

Sponsors: Flatland Fuel, ODI, Velvart, 4pegs, Monster Energy, Vocal and Customriders.

Lookback: September – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

Earlier today I said August was the busiest month of the month, I spoke to soon. Judging by the amount of pages I have to go through even topped August! Have you not voted yet? Check out what went down in September.


We started the month with a whole bunch of contest run footage from the Real City Spin contest, check out Yohei Uchino’s winning ride once again.

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Photo: Danny Josa.
On the 6th, Congratulations to Matthias Dandois, who took the win at the FiseWorld contest last night in Denver, Colorado USA, followed by Adam Kun and Joris Bretagnolles.

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Lookback: December 2015 – The Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards


We started the last month of the year with this sick xft pedal turbine mega spin opposite foot decade clip out of Jason Plourde.


On December 2nd, Alberto Moya published this really nice edit from the jam the day after the Com’in Lyon contest a few weeks back featuring Alexis Desolneux, Charles Paty, Fabien Stephan, Alberto Moya, Kevin Jacob, Mates Tucek and Matthieu Bonnecuelle. Definitely worth a watch!


Joel Schallhorn has been progressing a ton since his return from China back to his home in Denver, Colorado. Joel definitely stands out to me as he rides so differently than almost anyone I can think of, in this edit you will see lots of new opposite bar flips, gadget whips variations, and a fun new no footed steam holding the stem (3:57 + backwards variation) that was inspired by Martti Kuoppa at a Tintadome session at BITR last month. Really enjoyed this edit, keep on shredding Joel!

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KTGM Flatland Jam 2015

Don’t sleep on this amazing edit by Olivér Kállai from this years KTGM Flatland jam that took place in Budapest, Hungary on September 12-13th. Great mix of riding styles featuring Tamas Varga, David Szabo, Pal Gyenes, Gabor Nagy (check the control on the multiple whiplashes at 2:52), Gabor Pasztor, Akos Bordas, Denes Katona (section from 4:00, look out for ET forward pedal truck around the 4:29 mark!), Jan Schmidt, Andras Domany (section from 7:00), Marton Szilaygi drops a couple of lines from the 9:34 mark, David Mezei, Rob Alton, Istvan Dibusz, Norbert Schmelhaus, Balazs Csaszar, and Mihaly Hajnacs. Hungary has for as long as I can remember had one of the best riding scenes in the world, and doesn’t disappoint here!